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BJP appoints Devendra Fadnavis as Bihar in-charge ahead of assembly election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday appointed former Maharashtra Chief Minister and party leader Devendra Fadnavis as its in-charge for the Bihar assembly elections, the party said in a statement.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 30, 2020 16:38 IST
BJP appoints Devendra Fadnavis as Bihar in-charge ahead of assembly election
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BJP appoints Devendra Fadnavis as Bihar in-charge ahead of assembly election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday appointed former Maharashtra Chief Minister and party leader Devendra Fadnavis as its in-charge for the Bihar assembly elections, the party said in a statement.

The announcement came on a day party president J P Nadda is holding talks with state BJP leaders here to discuss the three-phase polls to the 243-member state assembly, including seat-sharing arrangements with allies like the JD(U) and the LJP.

The LJP has been blowing hot and cold over the issue as it is said to be unhappy over the offer being made to it by the BJP.

For the last few weeks, Fadnavis had been participating in the party's internal meetings over the Bihar polls and has even visited the state a few times.

The BJP has the practice of appointing senior leaders as in-charge for state elections.

The Bihar assembly polls will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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